Anthony Bracco, BS ‘14, is a graduating senior at the NYU Silver School of Social Work with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS). Anthony has served on the Undergraduate Student Government Association for all four years of his undergraduate career, and currently serves as the USGA Co-President. He is also a member of the Student Senate Council (SSC) for the NYU undergraduate student body. Throughout his four years at NYU, he has actively served as a writer for the NYU CAMS Newsletter, volunteered with the Selective Mutism Team at the NYU Langone Child Study Center, and participated as a member of the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee. He also taught a Risk and Resilience Curriculum to ninth and tenth grade students at the Bard Early College High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His current field placement is with Community Access, where he furthers his knowledge and experience working with chronically mentally ill populations.
Jennifer Glass, MSW ‘15, is in her second year of the Silver School of Social Work’s extended MSW program. She is currently the president of the Graduate Student Association, a member of the Student Leadership Council, and served as a first-year representative on the GSA for the 2012-2013 academic year. Jennifer holds a B.A. in philosophy from Colgate University, and prior to returning to school to earn her masters degree, worked in the music industry in international marketing and as a singer/songwriter. During her tenure as GSA president, Jennifer co-founded the “Silver Foxes,” a student-run mentor and peer supervision program. She initiated the “Torch Series” to engage various schools at NYU in a multi-disciplinary dialogue around topics such as juvenile justice. During her time at Silver, she has worked hard to encourage her fellow students to find leaders within themselves, and to use their intelligent, educated and compassionate voices to effect positive change at Silver, in their communities and in their chosen fields.
Jessica Lief, MSW ’14, is originally from San Francisco, California, and was raised by her maternal grandmother, father, and maternal aunt. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in literature, French, and nonfiction writing. Jessica’s interest in social work came after she realized her love of helping those in need, including her interest in working with individuals and families in a clinical setting. Jessica is very happy that she was given the opportunity to attend New York University, and has been challenged in many ways through her work leading the Phi Alpha Honor Society - Pi Pi Chapter. Her work with the honor society allowed her to get to know many of her fellow students and bond with them during the volunteer events and the professional development events. Jessica hopes to pursue a career in a residential or outpatient treatment center that focuses on eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. After earning her clinical license, Jessica hopes to join Doctors without Borders and work with women and children in Sub Saharan Africa.
Emma Schubert, BS ‘14, has served on the Undergraduate Student Government Association since her first semester at NYU when she transferred in as a sophomore, and is so happy to have been able to serve as co-president this year. Emma has enjoyed the opportunity to be able to foster community within the undergraduate program. Emma's field placement is at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture where she works with clients from many countries who have survived torture and other human rights violations.